elephant's-foot

[ el-uh-fuh nts-foo t ]
/ ˈɛl ə fəntsˌfʊt /

noun, plural el·e·phant's-foots.

a climbing vine, Dioscorea elephantipes, of southern Africa, having a massive, edible, yamlike tuber.

Origin of elephant's-foot

First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for elephant's-foot

elephant's-foot

elephant foot


noun

a monocotyledonous plant, Testudinaria elephantipes, of southern Africa, with a very large starchy tuberous stem, covered in corky scales: family Dioscoreaceae
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